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We Need More Applicants from Members to Develop Our Policy on Conversion of Forests

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Seeking candidates for the FSC Motions Committee
Seeking candidates for the FSC Motions Committee

Six positions for a two-year project are open: We are seeking people with practical experience in forest and landscape restoration, integrated landscape management, and social and economic compensation mechanisms to develop a policy for compensation for past conversion of natural forest and non-forest ecosystems. The call for applications will remain open until 18 July 2018.

The six positions are reserved for FSC members, with seats available for members representing the interests of the economic, social, and environmental chambers, for global North and global South. Ideal applicants will demonstrate the following:

  • being willing and able to travel to in-person meetings and able to join online conference calls;
  • a firm commitment to attend all scheduled in-person meetings, including during 2-5 October 2018 and 19–22 February 2019;
  • experience in negotiation and representing the interests of their subchambers, with a focus on conflict management and conflict resolution;
  • ability to engage and communicate with their respective subchamber (e.g. social global South);
  • successful track record working in FSC working groups;
  • good analytical and writing skills.

Positions are unpaid; however, all travel costs associated with the project will be covered. Applicants fitting this profile are asked to send their CVs and a one-page cover letter that explicitly states how previous experience can be immediately transferrable to the needs of the working group. All applications should be sent to FSC Policy Manager, Diana Franco Gil at d.franco@fsc.org.

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